As a follow up to my last post, I wanted to post a link to Ema Ushioda’s talk at JALTCALL 2015. Ema Ushioda has done some extraordinary work on second language learning motivation with Zoltan Dornyei, and is at the cutting edge in this area. Missing her talk was one of my biggest regrets in missing this year’s conference.
I missed the JALTCALL conference this year but was happy to see that some of the plenaries were videotaped and uploaded to Youtube. In this one, Rab Paterson outlines some of the things we could and should be doing with our learners in Japan.
This teacher has the right idea about engaging learners. I wonder if this would work with my students.
I stumbled across this interesting blog post with some timely reminders for how to help learners avoid misunderstandings and develop a little healthy humility and skepticism. Classes start for me tomorrow. Wish me luck.